Fenerbahçe defeats Beşiktaş in Turkish basketball league finals, leads series 2-0

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Published 11.06.2017 22:46
Updated 12.06.2017 13:38
Nikola Kalinic (AA Photo)
Nikola Kalinic (AA Photo)

Fenerbahçe defeated Beşiktaş Sompo Japan 83-74 at Ülker Sports Arena Sunday evening to lead playoff finals series 2-0 in Turkey's Spor Toto Basketball League.

Fenerbahçe started the match at a slow pace, allowing their rival to finish first quarter up 19-17.

The Yellow Canaries used their home advantage to take control and managed to lead the first half 39-36.

Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions Fenerbahçe pushed the lead to 15 at the mid-fourth quarter and never looked back, defeating their Istanbul rivals.

Four players scored double digits for Fenerbahçe, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 19 points. Jan Vesely scored 16 points, Nikola Kalinic added 15 and Kostas Sloukas chipped in 11 points toward victory.

Michael Roll's 15 points and Vladimir Stimac's 15 point-11 rebound performance was once again not enough for Beşiktaş.

With the victory, Fenerbahçe is now on a remarkable 28-game winning streak.

The two teams will again square off again on June 14, this time at Beşiktaş's home court Akatlar.

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